U.S. military: Women can go into combat

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  1. average american

    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    AP sources: Panetta opens combat roles to women - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

    The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta's decision gives the military services until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women.

    A senior military official says the services will develop plans for allowing women to seek the combat positions. Some jobs may open as soon as this year. Assessments for others, such as special operations forces, including Navy SEALS and the Army's Delta Force, may take longer.

    The official said the military chiefs must report back to Panetta with their initial implementation plans by May 15. The announcement on Panetta's decision is not expected until Thursday, so the official spoke on condition of anonymity.

    Panetta's move expands the Pentagon's action nearly a year ago to open about 14,500 combat positions to women, nearly all of them in the Army. This decision could open more than 230,000 jobs, many in Army and Marine infantry units, to women.

    In recent years the necessities of war propelled women into jobs as medics, military police and intelligence officers that were sometimes attached — but not formally assigned — to units on the front lines.

    Women comprise 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Where is the front line in wars today?
     
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    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    Wow, a nation which throws its women into combat to protect its men. America, you truly are something.
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    No, American women are going to war with their men to protect their family, children... :thumb:
     
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    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    I would put american women soldiers up against any soldiers in the world
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    Even against them?

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    Okay, I'm trolling now. Please don't respond to this post.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    sniper ladies can take care of them.

    war is not same as it used to be.
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    Yes we want certificate from west abt how we treat the women! :mad:
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    Accept the fact that women in India, particularly in some states are very much oppressed. Any kind of women empowerment wouldn't work their unless social enlightenment is brought forward.

    But those few states, when in limelight due to their proximity to the national capital, doesn't define the state of women in India.
     
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    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    It happens all over the world. I am talking abt 'ranking part'.
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    yeah, I too had a problem with ranking, which is absurd and I mentioned the KSA not being in the list, which should have been even before Pakistan.

    anyways, this sort India bashing articles are a trend in western media and the research institutes just vomit data without specific parameters.
     
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    K Factor A Concerned Indian Senior Member

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    Dumb MCP comment.
     
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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    Why, is there a lack of capable men?
     
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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    Dumb LGBT comment.
     
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    K Factor A Concerned Indian Senior Member

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    Why did Laxmibai, Rani of Jhansi fight?
    Women fighting does not mean that there are no men to fight, it shows that they are treated as equals. Your assertion that women are weak and are meant to be protected as property/asset shows the medieval mindset that you have.
     
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    USA is one of the most liberal and free societies among Western countries IMO - better than narrow minded Europeans.
     
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